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Friday, February 09, 2021

The atmosphere in Kobe Club is described in a recent restaurant review as “part samurai fantasia, part torture chamber and packed with chunky guys on expense accounts”.

But that’s only if you look around you. Slide your eyes upward, and you get the real show:

Hanging upside down from the ceiling in the nearly pitch-black dining room are sharp, gleaming samurai swords, about 2,000 of them. The server volunteered that number, appended with an assurance that the blades, firmly anchored, shouldn’t cause any concern.

Maybe it’s this unsettling Sword-of-Damocles ambience that contributed to all the lousy reviews. Or maybe it’s just another grossly overpriced eatery, from the same restauranteur who brought you Rocco’s on 22nd (the setting for the contentiously short-lived reality show, “The Restaurant”).

It just so happens that Kobe Club is a block away from my office. I would try to get in there some time, just to see this spectacle for myself. I doubt it would be worth the bill, though.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 02/09/2021 04:23pm
Category: Food, New Yorkin', RealiTV Check
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  1. Lucky I didn’t mention the dirty knife…

    CT reports on a report about New York’s pricey Kobe Club, and this (well, apart from the check) is the scary part: Hanging upside down from the ceiling in the nearly pitch-black dining room are sharp, gleaming samurai swords, about……

    Trackback by dustbury.com — 02/10/2021 @ 12:18 PM

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    I took some time out of my busy Friday schedule to attend the midday grand opening of the National Hockey League’s new flagship retail store, NHL Powered by Reebok.
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  3. [...] CT reports on a report about New York’s pricey Kobe Club, and this (well, apart from the check) is the scary part: Hanging upside down from the ceiling in the nearly pitch-black dining room are sharp, gleaming samurai swords, about 2,000 of them. The server volunteered that number, appended with an assurance that the blades, firmly anchored, shouldn’t cause any concern. [...]

    Pingback by dustbury.com » Lucky I didn’t mention the dirty knife — 09/08/2021 @ 1:20 PM

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